bactericidal

adjective
bac·​te·​ri·​cid·​al | \bak-ˌtir-ə-ˈsī-dᵊl \
variants: or less commonly bacteriocidal \ bak-​ˌtir-​ē-​ə-​ˈsī-​dᵊl \

Definition of bactericidal 

: destroying bacteria

Other Words from bactericidal

bactericide \ bak-​ˈtir-​ə-​ˌsīd \ or less commonly bacteriocide \ bak-​ˈtir-​ē-​ə-​ˌsīd \ noun

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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bactericidal

adjective
bac·​te·​ri·​cid·​al | \bak-ˌtir-ə-ˈsīd-ᵊl \
variants: also bacteriocidal \ -​ˌtir-​ē-​ə-​ˈsīd-​ \

Medical Definition of bactericidal 

: destroying bacteria

Other Words from bactericidal

bactericidally \ -​ᵊl-​ē \ adverb
bactericide \ -​ˈtir-​ə-​ˌsīd \ noun

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